Professional Development for Educators

The GSC and Professional Development for Educators

The GSC sponsors a variety of professional development activities for those who wish to improve their teaching/practice and understanding of critical global issues.
 

Global Issues Through Literature (GILS) Fall 2020

Moving: Exploring Global Migration Narratives
 
This reading group for educators explores literary texts from a global perspective. Content specialists present the work and its context, and participants brainstorm innovative pedagogical practices for incorporating the text and its themes into the curriculum. Sessions this year will take place virtually on Thursday evenings from 5-7:30 PM. Books and Act 48 credit are provided. Contact Maja Konitzer with any questions.
 

"Factory Girls" by Leslie T. Chang 
Thursday, October 15, from 5-7:30 PM
Co-Sponsored by the NCTA

November 19 - Register Here

"Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi
Thursday, November 19, from 5-70:30 PM
Co-Sponsored by the African Studies Program


December 17 - Register Here

"Nowhere Boy" by Katherine Marsh
Thursday, December 17, from 5-7:30 PM
Co-Sponsored by the European Studies Center


February 18, 2021 - Register Here

"To Swim Across the World" by Frances and Ginger Park
Thursday, February 18, from 5-7:30 PM
Co-Sponsored by the Asian Studies Center


April 22, 2021 - Register Here

"Border: A Journey Across the World" by Kapka Kassabova
Thursday, April 22, from 5-7:30 PM
Co-Sponsored by REES


May 20, 2021 - Register Here

"The Distance Between Us" by Reyna Grande
Thursday, May 20, from 5-7:30 PM
Co-sponsored by CLAS


K-12 Professional Development

Interdisciplinary Global Educators Working Group's Virtual Showcase

Wednesday, September 9 at 6 PM

This summer 17 K-16 educators, across multiple disciplines, participated in a virtual program that enabled interdisciplinary teams of educators from regional schools to collaborate on (re) designing curriculum units and courses to "globalize" student learning. 

Join us for this virtual event to learn more about this year's projects and what our teams have developed over the course of the summer!


Past Global Educators Working Groups Summer/Fall of 2020

 

K-12 Professional Development

Interdisciplinary Global Educators Working Group's Virtual Showcase

Wednesday, September 9 at 6 PM

This summer 17 K-16 educators, across multiple disciplines, participated in a virtual program that enabled interdisciplinary teams of educators from regional schools to collaborate on (re) designing curriculum units and courses to "globalize" student learning. 

Join us for this virtual event to learn more about this year's projects and what our teams have developed over the course of the summer!
 


Interdisciplinary Global Educators Working Group

Have you wished for the opportunity to work with colleagues at your school to globalize a unit, lesson, or module?

Collaborate across disciplines with colleagues from your school to (re)design global curriculum! This program will provide educators with the time, (virtual) space, and material support to work with like-minded colleagues and (re)design an interdisciplinary, global unit or lessons. We are accepting applications from teams of 2-4 educators (teachers, librarians, curriculum development specialists, and/or administrative personnel are welcome to apply).  A stipend will be provided to each participant as well as a mini-grant offered to each team for curricular materials. Pennsylvania teachers will receive Act 48 professional development credits.

Dates and time for virtual meetings and collaboration:

Monday 29 June, Wednesday 1 July, and Friday 3 July

9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Eastern Time)

 

Questions: Contact Maja Konitzer
 


Past Global Issues Through Literature Workshops: Global Health and Gender Equality Spring 2020

This reading group for K-12 educators explores literary texts from a global perspective. Content specialists present the work and its context, and the educators brainstorm innovative pedagogical practices for incorporating the text and its themes into the curriculum. All sessions will be virtual and the dates and theme for the session will be announced soon. Books and Act 48 credit are provided.”

April 23rd, 2020

Cosponsored by the NCTA and the ASC
Dr. Brenda G. Jordan & Stephen Wludarski, NCTA and Asian Studies Center


 

February 27, 2020

Discussion led by Carmen A. Martinez, Ed.D. Adjunct Faculty of Modern Languages at Duquesne University
Co-sponsored by Latin American Studies
 


January 23, 2020

 

Cosponsored by the NCTA and the ASC
 Discussion led by East Asian Languages and Literature's Dr. Elizabeth Oyler
 


 November 21, 2019


Cosponsored by the ESC and the REEES
Discussion led by GSPIA Ph.D. Candidate Dijana Mujkanovic


October 3, 2019

 

Discussion held by Dr. Kat Lieder


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Past Event

 

Chasing Leviathan

Join us for this FREE professional development mini course on the world of Whaling from New England to Europe to Japan. Speakers will address topics such as the lives of sailors, what parts of a whale and what kinds of whales were harvested, the global commodity chain of whaling, and a challenge to the contemporary Japanese narrative about the importance of whaling to Japan.


 


In this workshop for K-14 Educators, participants will gain access to resources on teaching about cultural interactions as a topic of study. Using examples from the arts, technology and trade, we will explore primary sources that illustrate how to teach about these interactions through documents, objects, and artworks that represent modes of interaction. Dinner, parking, and Act 48 credit are provided. Click on date below to register

Presented by Susan Douglass, Ph.D. Center For Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University

Learn More about our upcoming events or contact Maja Konitzer with any questions.